Arjun Kapoor: Looked for roles with boyish charm | Memsaab.com

While history enthusiasts are enjoying the cinematic retelling of the 1761 battle in Panipat, Arjun Kapoor has moved on to a parallel universe. The actor has kicked off the shoot of the yet-untitled cross-border love story with co-star Rakul Preet Singh.

Only a day into the Punjab schedule of the Nikkhil Advani-produced venture, Kapoor begins by joking that he is reporting to a "dynamic gundi Kaashvie Nair [director]. She is a don on set."

Only a day into the Punjab schedule of the Nikkhil Advani-produced venture, Kapoor begins by joking that he is reporting to a
In This Image: Arjun Kapoor
This year saw him front two intense movies in India's Most Wanted and the Ashutosh Gowariker-directed period drama — enough reason for him to attempt a change of pace with the dramedy. "It's my first Disney-esque film; it has got a glittery quality. I have always wanted to do a feel-good family movie," he says of the drama that also stars Neena Gupta and Kumud Mishra.
 

His seven-year run at the movies has seen Kapoor try his hand at different genres.

His seven-year run at the movies has seen Kapoor try his hand at different genres.
In This Image: Arjun Kapoor
Though he was initially typecast as the angry hero, he soon flirted with the romantic boy image with offerings that included 2 States (2014) and Ki & Ka (2016). As he attempts another love story on screen, the actor explains that the trick is to evolve continually. "I don't choose films based on what type of movies are working [at the box office]. I try to retain my identity; I try not to ape the career trajectories of [my peers]. I started [my career] with a heartland romance with Ishaqzaade [2012]. Just because heartland romances are working [right now] doesn't mean I will go back to the genre. My image of a brooding, angsty man changed with 2 States. I am no longer an angry young man. I was looking for roles that have boyish charm. Ki & Ka and 2 States changed my on-screen persona. I dabble in every [genre] to ensure I don't stick to one mould."